Monday, August 15, 2011

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

ailors bow their heads in prayer during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

The Department of Defense announced Aug. 13 the death of a Sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Hospitalman Riley Gallinger-Long, 19, of Cornelius, Ore., died Aug. 11 while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Gallinger-Long was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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